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Curious stories from hot air ballooning’s past

17th April 2018 amy Hot Air Balloon History

A hot air balloon flight is a great experience. People celebrate birthdays and anniversaries on balloon flights, and they offer a fantastic way to say

Hot air ballooning in numbers

24th March 2018 Mark Hot Air Balloon History

Hot air ballooning is an old technology that is still thrilling people by taking them up high in the sky to get a wonderful bird’s eye view of the

Hot air ballooning over Bath through the times

24th August 2017 Mark Hot Air Balloon History

For a breath-taking view of the stunning architecture of Bath and the surrounding countryside, take a hot air balloon ride. There are many options available including champagne flights and private flights. If you get caught by the hot air balloon flying bug, you can even book lessons to learn how to fly a hot air […]

21st November – Happy Montgolfier Day! 233 Years since first balloon flight!

21st November 2016 Balloon Ride Innovation, General, Hot Air Balloon History, Hot Air Balloon News, Hot Air Balloon Rides, Hot Air Balloon Stories, Hot Air Balloons Pilots, News, Uncategorised

The 21st November marks the 233rd Anniversary for the first untethered hot air balloon flight.  François Pilatre de Rozier and François Laurent, marquis d’ Arlandes flew for approximately 5.5 miles over Paris on 21st November 1783.  Their balloon was made from cloth by two brothers Jacques-Étienne and Joseph-Michel Montgolfier – inventors of the world’s first successful […]

7 things you may not know about hot air balloon history

19th November 2015 Hot Air Balloon History

Many regard the Wright brothers as being the first pilots to fly, but people were flying in hot air balloons a century before